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2018 Founder's Reserve Estate Pinot Noir

2018 Founder's Reserve Estate Pinot Noir

Made from the best barrels of the vintage, the 2018 Founder's Reserve Pinot Noir is incredibly seductive, with a nose of heirloom rose and fresh raspberry. On the palate, it evolves into wild blueberry and black-cherry truffle, joined by hints of potting soil. Decadent and inviting, with silky tannins, excellent balance, and a long, delicious finish.

Only five barrels bottled (125 cases)
Produced from Certified Organic and Biodynamic Vineyards
Rating: 98 points Tasting Panel Magazine

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Westwood Estate
Harvest Date
9/24/2018
Sugar
25.3 Brix
Acid
5.36
pH
3.8
Aging
18 Months
Residual Sugar
0.0
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Packed with a bouquet of sweet black raspberry, licorice, roasted mushrooms and baking spices, a premier release of Westwood Estate Pinot Noir, the very best barrels selected by our winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky.
Vineyard Notes
The Annadel Gap Vineyard is a special place. Located between Mt. Hood and the Sonoma Mountains, our site is characterized by thick morning fog and strong afternoon winds. Alluvial, glacial, and sedimentary influences create a wide array of soil types. Ideal growing conditions, varied soils, and our biodynamic, organic, and minimal-impact farming methods yield precise, balanced fruit.
Winemaker Notes
Hand-harvested at night, the fruit was sorted then fermented with 10% whole clusters. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 19 days on the skins, gently basket pressed to French oak barrels (60% new). Aged for 18 months then bottled unfiltered.
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SKU: RE:18FDRSVPN